Custom Post Type Editor

Description

Customize the text labels, menu names or description for any registered custom post type using a simple Dashboard user interface. No PHP file editing is necessary!

  • Want to rename Posts to News?
  • Want to rename Media to Files?
  • Want to rename the WooThemes’ Features post type to Tours?

You can do all of this (and more) using this plugin.

For example, you could customize the following Custom Post Types:

  • The Posts Custom Post Type (created by WordPress Core)
  • The Pages Custom Post Type (created by WordPress Core)
  • The Media Custom Post Type (created by WordPress Core)
  • Any Custom Post Type that is created by a WordPress plugin
  • Any Custom Post Type that is created by a WordPress theme

This means that you no longer have to modify PHP files in order to rename a Custom Post Type!

See the screenshots and Custom Post Type Editor Plugin home page for further information.

Screenshots

  • The list of registered Custom Post Types
  • The interface for editing a Custom Post Type

Installation

Installation of this plugin is simple:

  1. Download the plugin files and copy to your Plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Navigate to Dashboard, Settings, Custom Post Types.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Installation of this plugin is simple:

  1. Download the plugin files and copy to your Plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Navigate to Dashboard, Settings, Custom Post Types.
What does this plugin do?

It provides an easy way for you to modify/customise the labels and/or description of any registered Custom Post Type. This includes WordPress’ built-in post types, as well as any Custom Post Types created by a plugin or theme.

What doesn’t this plugin do?

It doesn’t allow you do other things such as changing a Custom Post Type’s rewrite slug or body class. Changing those can cause styling or display issues with themes.

If you look at this WordPress Codex page, the labels values can be changed by this plugin. The description can also be changed by this plugin. All other parameters (such as public, exclude_from_search, etc.) cannot be customised using this plugin.

Does this plugin modify any core WordPress, plugin or theme files?

No. It uses WordPress’ hook/filter to override Custom Post Type definitions on-the-fly. No files are modified by this plugin.

Does this plugin permanently change anything?

No. If you deactivate this plugin, your Custom Post Type definitions will revert to their defaults.

Does this plugin work with WordPress Multisite?

Yes – this plugin works with WordPress Multisite.

I found a bug. How can I contribute a patch or bug fix?

We’d love you to fork our Github Repository and send us a pull request.

Alternatively, you can report a bug on our Issue Tracker.

Reviews

Exactly what I needed

Allows you to edit the CPT (Custom Post Types) that you get with most themes. Change their names and other elements to suit your needs. Great plugin.

Nice simple plugin

Nice simple plugin for change post type name. Note that it can only change names but not create a new one.

BIG Thanks!

Saved my bacon when I had a conflict between Custom Sidebars and WPCourseware and a specific post_type.

Thanks.

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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Post Type Editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4

  • Add support for the 2 new post type labels that were added in WordPress 4.7 (view_items and attributes).

1.3

  • Add support for customizing a Custom Post Type’s description. Thanks to LeodanEvolution for the suggestion.
  • Add support for the 4 new post type labels that were added in WordPress 4.3.
  • Add support for the 6 new post type labels that were added in WordPress 4.4.

1.2.6

  • WordPress 4.5 compatibility.
  • PHP 7 compatibility (a PHP notice no longer occurs)

1.2.5

  • WordPress 4.3 compatibility.
  • Change plugin’s textdomain to match the plugin’s folder name in preparation for translate.wordpress.org translations.
  • Readme updates.

1.2.4

  • More secure edit links.

1.2.3

  • WordPress 4.1 compatibility.

1.2.2

  • WordPress 4.0 compatibility.
  • Screenshot updates.

1.2.1

  • PHP notice fixes. Props klihelp.

1.2

  • WordPress 3.8 compatibility

1.1

  • WordPress 3.5 compatibility
  • Documentation/FAQ updates

1.0.2

  • Documentation updates
  • US spelling
  • Screenshot updates

1.0.1

  • Add support for customising WordPress’ built-in Posts, Pages and Media dashboard menu labels. Thanks to Aaron Rutley for testing this.

1.0

  • Initial release.